1st Edition

Validity Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice
Evaluating and Managing Noncredible Performance

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ISBN 9781462542499
November 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Guilford Press
478 Pages

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Book Description

Practical and comprehensive, this is the first book to focus on noncredible performance in clinical contexts. Experts in the field discuss the varied causes of invalidity, describe how to efficiently incorporate validity tests into clinical evaluations, and provide direction on how to proceed when noncredible responding is detected. Thoughtful, ethical guidance is given for offering patient feedback and writing effective reports. Population-specific chapters cover validity assessment with military personnel; children; and individuals with dementia, psychiatric disorders, mild traumatic brain injury, academic disability, and other concerns. The concluding chapter describes how to appropriately engage in legal proceedings if a clinical case becomes forensic. Case examples and sample reports enhance the book's utility.



Ryan W. Schroeder, PsyD, ABPP-CN, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing both clinical and forensic neuropsychology. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, and Adjunct Faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program at Wichita State University. Dr. Schroeder has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on neuropsychological validity assessment, has presented on varied validity assessment issues at multiple national conventions, and has served on expert committees related to the topic of validity assessment. His scholarly work and professional contributions to the field have been recognized by an Early Career Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, an Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and Fellow designation from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Phillip K. Martin, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita. Dr. Martin is an active clinician, supervisor of neuropsychology trainees, teacher, and researcher. His published works target the topics of validity assessment and neuropsychological evaluation of dementia and movement disorders. He has made unique contributions to the neuropsychological validity assessment literature with his scholarly papers pertaining to professional beliefs and practices, the management of clinical patients who produce invalid test performance, and meta-analysis of specific validity measures. In addition to his published research, Dr. Martin’s participation in the evolving discussion of neuropsychological validity assessment practice has included serving as an expert committee member and being a recurrent national conference speaker.


Neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists; also of interest to forensic psychologists. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.